1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
If Crocodile Dundee wielded action movies instead of knives, this is the movie he would hold up whenever some punk claimed to be wielding an action movie.
"That's not an action movie. THIS...is an action movie."
My face hurts from smiling for the last 100 minutes.
Its stupefying, pulpy excess is best summed up by the fact that the credits include the role "Drug Lab Guard #21."
After months of reading glowing reviews, and two failed attempts to see it at the cinema, I finally got to watch it on the big screen and boy was it worth the wait. I was worried I had unrealistic expectations but the film more than met them. The movie is part Game of Death and part final level of computer game Streets of Rage 2 but with added guns, machetes and broken limbs.
Merantau Warrior proved that both director Gareth Evans and martial arts star, Iko Uwais, had great potential and we only had to wait one more film for that potential to be realised. The Raid is a proper balls-to-the-wall action film jam packed with bone crunching and innovative…
The Raid has little to no plot and character development, but it has a shit ton of epic ass kicking fun! What you basically get is 101 minutes of beautifully choreographed fighting that's a blast to watch. If you're looking for an easy watch and don't mind if everyone is "kung fu fighting" I highly recommend this film.
Michael Douglas said to Sharon Stone:
" You are the fuck of the century "
Well, I say to The Raid: Redemption,
"You are the action film of the century"
This is the purest, most unadulterated form of action I have ever seen.
This will cause a rush of blood and make your temperature rise.
I fucking loved it.
I liked Dredd better.
Incredible modern-day martial arts actioner. Wastes no time getting to the insanity, and never lets up.
BEST. ACTION. FILM. EVER.
Ok, yeah, I get it. Despite what everyone said, though, it's not Dredd, nor vice-versa.
brutal pelicula de accion del asalto a una torre de viviendas tomada por unos malenates. no paran de disparar pegarse y hacerse daño. mi domingo ha tenido una hora y 40 menos, se ha pasado volando!
This movie is just not very good at all. The action is not filmed in an interesting way even though it's greatly choreographed. The plot makes very little sense and I'm not sure if it did it would make this a better movie. I also greatly dislike the grayish coloring in every scene.
Note: I saw the English dubbed version from YIFY-torrents
As entertaining as it is remarkable, Gareth Evans’ The Raid qualifies as one of the most thrilling and unique films of recent years. For its entire 100 minute duration, The Raid leaves behind a certain feeling of joy, satisfaction and disbelief. Though the action sequences are repetitive, they never once become boring but instead all the more satisfying and remarkable as a result of being superbly filmed and impressively choreographed. Featuring some truly astounding action sequences set in a truly defunct and putrid location, making for one of the more impressive single location films of recent times.
Setting a level of anticipation for what is to follow and add an extra…
That's how I like my action movies.
What's that, The Raid? You're still incredibly violent and awesome and the best action movie of the past 10 plus years?
Yeah, cool, that's what I though.